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My Daily Digest: May 11, 2021

Cavalier ups its sustainability game   Cavalier Bremworth officially stopped making synthetic carpets last week and got the Agriculture Minister in to mark the occasion. The company says the move will reduce imports of synthetic fibres into New Zealand by 2500 tonnes.

Given the trends in carpet manufacturing in recent years it’s a bold move, but the tide of consumer opinion appears to be with them.

As the minister said, they have a compelling yarn to spin.

It’s the short and medium-term prospects that are the biggest worry, as the company endeavours to move consumers from emotion to action.

Long-term, we’ll hopefully wonder why we ever used synthetics at all.


Bryan Gibson


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